Laura Stelsel is director of marketing and communications at Kappa Delta Pi.
Did you know that this past Sunday, July 27, was Parents’ Day in the US? President Bill Clinton started the national observance in 1994 to honor parents as positive role models and recognize the need to “promote responsible parenting in our society.”
Parents certainly play a huge role in the success of their children, so make sure you get your school year off to a great start with them! If you need help or guidance working with parents, we have MANY free resources in the Resources Catalog, including:
- A podcast and webcast titled From the Classroom to the Family Room: Building a Bridge from School to Home;
- A PDF titled Let’s Talk: Communicating Positively with Parents, Teachers, and Students;
- A PDF from the latest issue of The Record titled Parental Involvement That Works…Because It’s Age Appropriate;
- A podcast and webcast titled Rolling Out the red Carpet for VIPs (Very Involved Parents);
- Any many, many more!
Simply head to the Resources Catalog and search using the term “parent.” Make sure you are logged in to access all of these resources for free!
Now, we want to hear from you about your experience. Tell us:
- How have involved parents positively impacted your students?
- What ways have you found to engage parents who need to be engaged?
- How do you thank parents for being a part of student success?